Houston Supercross 1,2,3

The historic 2021 Monster Energy Supercross season opened with three rounds in the NRG Stadium in Houston, Tx. This season marks the first time in over 25 years that Supercross did not debut in Southern California, and the first time ever including Tuesday races. 

Kevin Moranz #85 was the sole TPJ Racing team rider in Houston competing in the 250SX East Coast Series.

Houston #1: Kevin Moranz came into H1 with a contagious enthusiasm and a desire to prove he has what it takes to compete on the world’s biggest stage with the fastest riders around.  He continued to gain speed throughout the day and in his heat race and went on to secured a 10th place finish in the main.  A top 10 finish is phenomenal but for Kevin this is just the start.

Houston #2: Kevin qualified well during the day (16th place) but missed transferring to the main by one position.  In the LCQ he had one of the first bikes to cross the Holeshot line.  He was leading until a slight mishap and crash causes him to fall back.  Kevin missed the night show at H2 but did not let that slow him down going into round 3.

Houston #3: If you did not know who Kevin Moranz was yet, you certainly did after his performance at H3.  Once again, he missed a direct transfer into the Main Event by 1 position.  He lined up for the LCQ, and this time when he took the lead, he refused to let it go.  Kevin won the LCQ and went on to secure a 9th place finish in the Main Event! 

Team TPJ Racing would like to thank all of our sponsors for their continued support.

FLY Racing/WPSLucas OilEBC BrakesPirelli TiresRekluseEngine IceAcerbisAll Balls Racing Group(Cometic Gasket, Hot Cams, Pivot Works, Vertex Pistons, Cylinder Works)MoToolKarcherRaptor BlastingCalifornia Coast PlumbersDSC ConstructionMonarch Heavy HaulExtreme Recycling

2021 Supercross Press Release

Princeton, TX – January 4, 2021

After an unconventional year of racing and widespread uncertainty in professional sports; the TPJ/FLY Racing Team is pleased to announce their return to racing in 2021. Team owner, Ted Parks has secured five riders to compete in the 2021 Monster Energy Supercross Series as well as dozens of incredible sponsors whose backing makes it possible.

The TPJ/FLY Racing Team will compete in the 250SX East and West Rounds primarily, with some riders gaining extra experience in the 450SX rounds during their Coasts off weekends.

Returning to the Team for 2021 are the following riders:

Kevin Moranz #85, KTM, 250SX East and 450SX West Rounds

Mason Wharton #767, Kawasaki, 250SX West and 450SX East Rounds

Matt Hubert #647, Kawasaki, 250SX and 450SX (East or West Coast to be Determined)

Blaine Silveira #446, Honda, 250SX West

Corbin Hayes #259, Husqvarna, 250SX West

As we close the door on 2020, we look forward to another successful year of racing and providing our team athletes with the opportunity to pursue their Professional Journey.  Thank you to all our sponsors who continue to support the TPJ Racing Team. 

FLY Racing/WPS, Lucas Oil, EBC Brakes, Pirelli Tires, Rekluse, Engine Ice, Acerbis, All Balls Racing Group(Cometic Gasket, Hot Cams, Pivot Works, Vertex Pistons, Cylinder Works), MoTool, Karcher, Raptor Blasting, California Coast Plumbers, DSC Construction, Monarch Heavy Haul, Extreme Recycling

2020 Outdoors

2020 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship

Covid-19 and the year 2020; a time we will not soon forget.  This year has completely shaken the entire world and caused quite a bit of chaos, but resilient as we are, we prevail.  The 2020 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship is set to start on August 15th at the historic Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Tennessee.  This is the first time since 2009 that the Outdoor Nationals have not kicked off at Hangtown MX in California.  The entire TPJ Racing team is ready to prove that they have not waisted the time in quarantine but rather used it to hone in their skills so they can be even better, faster and stronger come the first gate drop.

Saturday August 15, 2020 will have been 55 days since our Professional Athletes have lineup at a race.   During a normal race year, our riders have about 10 days between Supercross and Motocross.  While the time off has been appreciated by many, we are all ready to get back to racing.  This year’s shortened, late starting season will be one for the history books and we are excited to be a part of it!

Here’s the complete 2020 Schedule

Thank you to all our sponsors for continuing to support us during this crazy year. If you’re in need of amazing parts from some great companies just click on their names below! Support those who support the sport!

Fly RacingPirelliLucas OilKarcher, 3D Designs, Acerbis Plastic , Benning Auto PartsBolt , Boyce Excavating , California Coast Plumbers , Carl’s Cycle SalesCometic GasketsCylinder WorksDSC Construction , EBCEngine Ice , Extreme Recycling, Fire Safety Services, Hot CamsMagik Graphics, Meade Support Group, Millennium TrailersMonarch Heavy HaulMoToolNo ToilPivot WorksRandall Reed’s Prestige FordRekluse Clutches, Ryder95, SDG SeatsTokyo ModsTorc1 RacingVertex PistonsVP Racing FuelDiscount Tire / Goodyear

Daytona, Supercross

March 7, 2020

The Sunshine State welcomed race fans to the 50th anniversary of Supercross races at Daytona International Speedway. This year track designer Ricky Carmichael threw in some retro features to celebrate the history and legacy that is Daytona. The track got more gnarly as the night progressed, but it sure did make for some good racing.

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Dylan Merriam is just two weeks back into racing from injuries sustained earlier this season. His speed is there, he just needs to work on his starts and avoiding little mistakes that cost him positions. Merriam finished 13th in his heat, and though he started in the back of the pack during the LCQ he fought hard and finished 8th. Merriam is proud of how quickly he jumped back into racing and looks forward to the rest of the season and proving he belongs.

Jimmy Weeks was riding super consistently in Daytona; qualifying 23rd overall and quickly fighting his was to an 11th place Heat #1 finish. During the LCQ, Weeks launched his Yamaha off the gate and around the first turn near the front of the pack; there he battled back and forth fighting for a qualifying spot. With only a few seconds left on the clock he crashed (hard), and ended his night visiting with the Alpinestars Mobile Medical Team. Weeks is doing alright and will be back for Indianapolis this weekend.

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Lane Shaw rejoined racing this weekend after taking some time off due to an old injury flaring up. He snuck right into the night show with a 39th place qualifier; but a 17th place finish in Heat #2 meant he’d go on to the LCQ. A bad start mixed with pure chaos out on the track kept Lane at the back of the pack and ultimately out of the Main Event. He wished he would have preformed better but was overall happy with his Daytona experience and happy to be leaving in one piece. He looks forward to this weekends race and getting up towards the front.

Kevin Moranz has been on fire so far this season, pulling great starts and charging through the pack when needed. This week was a little bit more rough for him, but he pulled through healthy and ready to take on another round. In Kevin’s words: “I’ll take this one on the chin and move on. Went down in heat one as I was in the big pile up in the whoops on lap 1, bike was mangled. [my team] and myself rushed everything together to get me there for the LCQ. Did everything I could but a few costly mistakes made a huge difference from making the main to just one spot away. Happy with how much progress we made from free practice to the night show with bike set up, but time to go back to work to make sure this doesn’t happen again. Thank to my team TPJ Racing, all of our supporters, and all the fans for coming by and showing some love!”

Thank you to our sponsors who make all of our racing dreams possible!

Fly Racing, Pirelli, Lucas Oil, Karcher, 3D Designs, Acerbis Plastic , Benning Auto Parts, Bolt , Boyce Excavating , California Coast Plumbers , Carl’s Cycle Sales, Cometic Gaskets, Cylinder Works, DSC Construction , EBC, Engine Ice , Extreme Recycling, Fire Safety Services, Hot Cams, Magik Graphics, Meade Support Group, Millennium Trailers, Monarch Heavy Haul, MoTool, No Toil, Pivot Works, Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford, Rekluse Clutches, Ryder95, SDG Seats, Tokyo Mods, Torc1 Racing, Vertex Pistons, VP Racing Fuel, Discount Tire / Goodyear

Special shout out this week to Pirelli Tires – Thanks for always providing us with great traction for everything the tracks throw our way.

Photos by Team Photographer Jason Watkins.

Atlanta, Supercross

February 29, 2020

The Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA hosted round 9 of the Monster Energy Supercross Series.  A race that turned out to be one of the most intense and entertaining rounds of the season, and that’s saying a lot based on the past 8 weeks.

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Dylan Merriam returned to racing after an injury forced him out of the competition for a few weeks.  He looked fast during qualifying with a lap time of 53.461 and had a promising ride in Heat #2.  Unfortunately, some challenges in the LCQ caused him to finish 20th and pack up for the evening.  Dylan is excited to be back racing and looks forward to making the Main Event in Daytona this weekend. 

Jimmy Weeks had his best ride all season in ATL – He placed 21st during day qualifiers, battled in his Heat Race to a 10th place finish and WON the LCQ.  Weeks rode in his first Main Event* of the season and secured 3 Championship points. (*Excluding Triple Crown Events)  All of us here at TPJ Racing are extremely proud of what Jimmy has accomplished – his dedication to the sport on and off the track is inspiring.  Keep it up!!

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Lane Shaw did not race in Atlanta due to an old injury flair up; but he looks forward to returning in Daytona. 

Following a rigorous training regimen is hard work; but Kevin Moranz is proving that it pays off. This past weekend he looked smooth and confident as he rode to a 6th place finish in his Heat race.  A solid 14th place finish in the Main Event (a season best) earned him 9 Championship points; he currently sits 19th in the series.  Kevin dedicated his Atlanta ride to his mechanic Drew and the entire TPJ Racing team.

Thank you to our sponsors who make all of our racing dreams possible!

Fly Racing, Pirelli, Lucas Oil, Karcher, 3D Designs, Acerbis Plastic , Benning Auto Parts, Bolt , Boyce Excavating , California Coast Plumbers , Carl’s Cycle Sales, Cometic Gaskets, Cylinder Works, DSC Construction , EBC, Engine Ice , Extreme Recycling, Fire Safety Services, Hot Cams, Magik Graphics, Meade Support Group, Millennium Trailers, Monarch Heavy Haul, MoTool, No Toil, Pivot Works, Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford, Rekluse Clutches, Ryder95, SDG Seats, Tokyo Mods, Torc1 Racing, Vertex Pistons, VP Racing Fuel, Discount Tire / Goodyear

SPECIAL SHOUT OUT TO KARCHER – Thank you for supporting the industry and for always keeping us looking clean.

Photos by Team Photographer Jason Watkins.